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Our dear friends and neighbors traditionally have a party after the Indy 500. The forecast was for a scorcher…summer arrived with aplomb. I was asked to bring a salad to share, so I knew it needed to be cool and refreshing. Gazpacho Salad sounded like a divine idea.

As a huge fan of gazpacho, I’ve been drawn to a couple gazpacho salad recipes.  I’ll feature a more complicated, yet incredible, version by Julia Child later this summer.  This one just involves some chopping and whisking.  The vinaigrette was a perfect amount of tartness…and it complemented the chopped vegetables wonderfully. 

Gazpacho Salad…adapted from The Neelys

1 pound of Campanelle tomatoes, cut into eighths or grape tomatoes, cut in half
1 small red onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 yellow bell pepper, diced
1 English cucumber, peeled and diced
2 six-ounce packages of baby spinach
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon grainy mustard
1 tablespoon honey
Pinch of red pepper flakes
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
3/4 cup olive oil

Combine tomatoes, onion, peppers and cucumbers in a bowl; toss.  Put one bag of spinach into a serving bowl, layer with half the diced vegetables.  Add the second bag of spinach followed by the rest of the veggies.

Mix all dressing ingredients except the oil.  Slowly add oil, whisking to combine.  Toss salad with dressing right before serving.

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I have to give a plug to a new friend, Jennifer, who sells her fabulous baked goods at the Fishers, Indiana, Farmers’ Market.  Her business is called Sugar 4…and she is famous for her biscotti, nut rolls, and cookies on a stick. I sampled one of her 3-chocolate brownies at the party…and let me tell ya, she can bake!  Indy friends, please check her out if you’re in the Fishers area on a Saturday from 8 till noon.

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39 comments on “Gazpacho Salad”

  1. What a great way to chill out after a fun event!

  2. Gosh, this IS an easy version of gazpacho salad. Since I’m a salad fan, I’ll be using this method this summer. Thanks!

  3. I crave salads after eating junk. I over indulged at a BBQ last night and this salad would be the perfect reprieve from that diet disaster. Yummy!

  4. Thanks Liz…..this looks excellent!

  5. that looks and sounds really refreshing would’ve been perfect for today’s humidity here!

  6. This looks like a great twist on the soup. And, I like recipes from The Neelys!

  7. Oh that looks so fresh and beautiful 🙂 I will definitely make this 🙂

  8. Yummmm…this looks very refreshing for a hot summer day!

  9. I love gazpacho but have never had it in salad form. It looks so healthy and easy to make!

  10. Hi Lizzy! It’s a pleasure to know your blog. Fantastic. I’m in Foodbuzz too, and I saw yor blog; so, I’m a new follower of you.
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    Luiz

  11. I love that you used the word ‘aplomb.’

    Lovely gaspacho, dear! I think its a perfect for a post-race nummy. Well done 🙂

  12. What a pretty and light salad, I have had the soup never a salad great idea~ have a great day!

  13. Love all the bright colours mixed in this salad! Great idea for a perfect summer salad.

  14. What a perfect dish for a hot summer day. It looks refreshing and delicious. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

  15. A colorful, fresh and healthy salad perfect for summer!

  16. Gazpacho is my favorite soup all summer but never had it as a salad. Great idea Lizzy. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. This looks so fresh! I want to make a bunch of different salads and dressings this summer. I will add this to my list!

  18. This is such a beautiful salad and so perfect for the summer months! I love the presentation in your pictures!

  19. This is delicious!!!

  20. Oh, this is such a fun idea! And just as refreshing on a summer day as a soup!

  21. Love gazpacho…and why not the gazpacho salad?…super refreshing and delicious, Lizzy!
    The salad dressing with the two type of vingars, really compliment the beautiful salad:D
    xo

  22. What a great and crunchy salad! I love the idea of having a gazpacho as a salad! And the dressing sounds so deliciously tangy!

  23. oooo I love it!! your vinaigrette looks wonderful too!

  24. Now this type of gazpacho I can do! I’m not a fan of real gazpacho – I think it’s a texture thing, but this will do nicely! Well done!

  25. Looks Delicious! I’ve buzzed it…and you!

  26. What a fab recipe. And, it brings back good memories since my mom made gazpachio for special mother/daughter lunches when I was little.

  27. Looks wonderful! I bet it taste awesome! Great for a hot, muggy day.

  28. healthy looking colourful salad

  29. I love the idea of gazpacho in a salad! Wonderful and refreshing. That dressing looks amazing too. I’m a sucker for anything with sherry vinegar!

  30. Now that is one tasty looking salad – love the dressing. It is a hot one here today in the Bay Area – over 100 degrees. How this would be tasty right now.

  31. My kind of salad!!! I was just telling some friends yesterday that we needed to get together for gazpacho soup:) This might be the way to go….

  32. That salad sauce will sounds really tasty! I like the colours of those vegetables in the salad. Perfect for summer!

  33. Dressing sounds just fabulous!

  34. I love this! I love gazpacho but never thought about putting all the ingredients into a salad. So smart!

  35. Hi Lizzy, your gazpacho salad looks colorful and so healthy!! I checked the dressing and oh I would love this dressing… delicious!

  36. It’s like a rainbow in a bowl.

  37. Lovely pictures Liz and delicious recipe.

  38. We’ll be making this one!!! I love gazpacho and the idea of turning it into a salad is perfect! kate @ kateiscooking

  39. What a creative recipe! I love all the fresh ingredients. Thanks for linking up at my pepper blog hop! Pinned!

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